Winter Styling: Anemone and Cyclamen

My mother-in-law gave me this lovely antique bowl for my birthday a couple of years ago and I have been wanting to do an arrangement in it for some time now. So, when I saw these beautiful anemones, I found the perfect opportunity to do so. Anemones are really beautiful and come in amazing shades. To me, they are a bit like ranunculus - you almost never find them at the grocery stores - so people are not really familiar with them as cut flowers. However, they look amazing and unique in arrangements. When I found these anemones in this lovely shade of magenta, I decided I wanted to make an arrangement built around this color. I was able to find orchids which were almost the same shade, and I also stumbled upon some really lovely lighter shades of hyacinth along with cyclamen (a lovely winter flower), as well as some rosemary and thyme. So I put them all together; between the hyacinth and the rosemary and thyme, the aroma of this arrangement was to die for!

It's been an amazing year of developing this blog into something unique - thank you to all of you who read these posts. I hope that you have learned something wonderful about the art of floral styling!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: cyclamen, anemone, orchid, hyacinth, rosemary, thyme, garden phlox, hedera helix (ivy berries) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin with the herbs, which in this arrangement essentially act as the foliage. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the ivy and hyacinth. I love the texture that the hedera berries add to this arrangement. (I have previously used them by spraying them with gold paint to add a gold accent to my flower arrangement) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the garden phlox. Their lavender centers look so pretty mixed with the rest of the blooms. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Arrange the anemone throughout the centerpiece. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Now add the cyclamen. These flowers are so delicate and remind me of spring in my grandfather's garden growing up. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Finally, add the orchid for a reinforcement of magenta (and of course beauty)! And most of all, as always don't forget to have fun! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Here is to an amazing 2014 my friends! See you next year.

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood